From the REU website:
REU sites for ASTRONOMICAL SCIENCES: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=5045
REU sites for PHYSICS: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=69
REU sites for DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=10023
Homeland Security – DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
https://www3.orau.gov/DHS-Ed/Posting/AcademicLevel/Undergraduates (you can create your own filters)
Summer 2013 Internship / Research Opportunities –
NEBRASKA - Summer Research Program -Application Deadline: February 1st , 2013
Are your students looking for summer research opportunities? Please post, forward, or tell your students about the 2013 Nebraska Summer Research Program housed on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln .
The program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits . Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply . Due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
All programs for 2013 are listed here and include projects in Applied Mathematics, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Nanomaterials and Nanoscience, Optics and Laser Physics, Redox Biology, and Virology.
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review of applications begins Friday, February 1 and all applications are due by Friday, February 15 .
2013 CRISP Center for Research on Interface Structures & Phenomena ( Yale University )
Application Deadline: February 1st , 2013
CRISP REU Program
The CRISP Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) program. The CRISP REU fellowship program provides students with the opportunity to conduct team-based interdisciplinary materials research through both academic year and summer research opportunities for undergraduate students - academic year REUs are available for students at Yale and SCSU. During the course of this eight-week summer research program, fellows conduct research under the advisement of a university faculty mentor and postdoctoral fellows and graduate students within the research group. The REU experience is based on a very successful collaborative team-based model developed as one of CRISP's signature programs (MIMER). Specifically, a team of researchers with various academic backgrounds are brought together to research a topic of common interest. These teams make use of shared research/teaching facilities at both Yale and SCSU. These collaborative research groups encourage synergy and foster the formation of mentoring relationships among team members who are recruited broadly with an emphasis on underrepresented populations.
2013 National Undergraduate Fellowship Program- Summer internship – Due February 1 st , 2013
My name is Deedee Ortiz and I am the Science Education Program Administrator at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL). We are a Department of Energy National Laboratory and are managed by Princeton University.
I am writing to inform you of a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students at PPPL! We at the Science Education Department will be running the National Undergraduate Fellowship (NUF) Program from June 10-August 16, 2013. This highly competitive program offers outstanding students the opportunity conduct the research of their preference with established and successful scientists at PPPL or other Department of Energy national laboratories throughout the nation!
We will offer between $4800 and $5000 stipend for 10 weeks of research. We will cover the costs of all travel from the student's home/school to PPPL to participate in an intensive one-week plasma physics course. From there he/she will be sent to the lab they have been assigned to, at no cost to the student. All meals within the one-week course will be paid for by the program! I have attached our flyer for your review.
Would you please be so kind as to forward this information on to any student that may be interested in participating in this wonderful opportunity?
Please visit our NUF program webpage for more detailed information and the link to the application (please note there are various tabs at the top of the page). The deadline for the application is February 1, 2013.
Thank you in advance for your time, attention and assistance with this matter!!!
Science Education, PPPL
Summer Research Internships in Energy Efficient Electronics at UC Berkeley, MIT, and Stanford – Applications due: Fri, Feb 1st
Please post widely (more program details and the online application at: http://www.e3s-center.org/E3SREU2013.htm ).
The Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E 3 S) is accepting applications for summer internship positions at UC Berkeley, MIT, and Stanford.
Summer Research at UC Berkeley - Applications Deadline: February 1st
The Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS) at UC Berkeley is accepting applications for our 2013 summer research program. Below are the highlights as well as an attached flyer. Would you please distribute to any students and student organizations you think may be interested?
Summer Research at UC Berkeley
June 10 - August 9, 2013
United States citizens or permanent residents interested in nanoscience (primarily from the following majors: EECS, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Materials Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics)
Work with world renowned faculty members and a graduate student mentor on research areas such as energy scavenging, sensing, electronics & wireless, and mobility. The program will provide a $4,000 stipend, room and board, travel arrangements (up to $600) and graduate school advising.
February 1, 2013 (14 day grace period for supporting documents)
Meltem Erol, email@example.com or 510-643-1743
This program is open to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who are currently enrolled in an A.S. or B.S. degree program with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0, including those who have completed a B.S. within the past year. Opportunities are available for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer term; some sabbatical appointments lasting 6 to 12 months, plus some intermittent appointments, also are available.
Application is always open for any proposed starting date. Suggested deadlines (note: application does not close, continue to apply after the deadline date.):
NASA Opportunity for Student Airborne Research - DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IS FEBRUARY 8, 2013.
The NASA Airborne Science Program announces the opportunity for highly motivated junior and senior undergraduates to participate in an 8-week summer 2013 internship program in Earth system science using its DC-8 flying laboratory.
The NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) is managed by the National Suborbital Education and Research Center ( www.nserc.und.edu ). SARP 2013 will take place in Southern California with research locations based at the University of California, Irvine and at the NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale.
Participants will acquire hands-on research experience in all aspects of a scientific campaign, including flying onboard a major NASA resource that is used for studying Earth system processes, calibration and validation of space-borne observations, and prototyping instruments for possible satellite missions.
Participants will work in four multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes. Participants will assist in the operation of instruments onboard the DC-8 aircraft to sample and measure atmospheric gases and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites.
Mission faculty and research mentors will guide participants through instrument operation, sample analysis, and data reduction. Each student will develop an individual research project from the data collected and will deliver a final presentation on their results. Many students in the past have gone on to present their research at national conferences.
Applicants must have a strong academic background in any of the physical, chemical, or biological sciences, or engineering and an interest in applying their background to the study of the Earth system. We especially encourage applications from students majoring in Earth, environmental or atmospheric sciences and related disciplines .
Applications can be found at the SARP 2013 website: www.nserc.und.edu/learning/SARP2013.html
DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IS FEBRUARY 8, 2013.
Specific questions about the program can be emailed to: Email: SARP2013@nserc.und.edu
Applicants will be selected based on:
Excellent academic performance (GPA of at least 3.0/4.0)
Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics Major
Evidence of interest in Earth system science and hands-on research
Promise for contributing to the nation's future workforce as judged by career plans
Leadership qualities and ability to perform in teams
Lee Teng Undergraduate Fellowship in Accelerator Science and Engineering – Appl Deadline: February 10, 2013
(Students must be enrolled full time at U.S. universities) – Apply as a sophomore
Application Information: http://ed.fnal.gov/interns/programs/iai/
Offered by the Illinois Accelerator Institute , the Lee Teng Undergraduate Internship in Accelerator Science and Engineering offers ten-week summer internships at Fermilab and Argonne for undergraduate students enrolled in four-year U.S. institutions. This program has been developed to attract undergraduate students into the exciting and challenging world of particle accelerator physics and technology
Internship for Physics Majors (IPM) – Application Deadline: February 10, 2013
(For international students attending U.S. and non-U.S. universities)
Application Information: http://ed.fnal.gov/interns/programs/ipm/
Fermilab's IPM program offers ten-week summer internships to outstanding undergraduate physics majors. This program has been developed to familiarize students with opportunities at the frontiers of scientific research in particle physics.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory's Spring 2013 On-Campus Activities - Application deadline: February 13th
Purdue Campus visit: (Information Session : Tuesday Feb 26, 7:00 pm, Stewart Center room 320)
The Laboratory's fundamental mission is to apply science and advanced technology to critical problems of national security, primarily working on sensors, information extraction (signal processing and embedded computing), and communications. A Department of Defense federally funded research and development center, the Laboratory has a focused commitment to research and development, with an emphasis on building prototypes and demonstrating operation systems under live test conditions that meet real-world requirements. As an engineer or scientist, you will have the opportunity to engage in research and development activities in one of the nine primary mission areas:
· Space Control
· Air and Missile Defense Technology
· Communication Systems
· Cyber Security
· Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems and Technology
· Advanced Technology
· Tactical Systems
· Homeland Protection
· Air Traffic Control
The Laboratory also undertakes government-sponsored, nondefense projects such as the development of systems for the Federal Aviation Administration to improve air traffic control and air safety, and systems that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration uses in weather surveillance. For more information please visit http://www.ll.mit.edu .
We actively recruit individuals pursuing BS, MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and to a limited degree, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Biology, Chemistry, Meteorology and Materials Science. Candidates should have an interest and ability to work on a broad range of technical problems in a team environment and possess strong problem- solving, analytical, innovative, communications, and teaming skills. Due to our contracts with the Department of Defense employment at the Laboratory requires U.S. citizenship.
Last summer the Laboratory employed 163 undergraduates and graduate students under the auspices of our Summer Research Program. We expect to hire at the same level for summer 2013. Eligibility requirements, program details, and the application process can be viewed at http://www.ll.mit.edu/college/summerprogram.html .
Our 2012-2013 Technical Seminar Series offering is available at http://www.ll.mit.edu/college/techseminars.html . Costs related to the staff members' visits will be assumed by the Laboratory. Please review our website to obtain the process for requesting a seminar.
Please encourage your students to meet with our technical staff members while they are on campus. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at 781.981.7056 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
LearnLab Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon & the Univ of Pittsburgh – Applications due: Feb 15th
Description : Research Position Title: LearnLab Research Assistant
Program Director/ Research Faculty : Ken Koedinger, Charles Perfetti and 38 other faculty
Contact Information : email@example.com
Send completed applications to :
LearnLab - Summer Internship Program
c/o Jo Bodnar
3501B Newell-Simon Hall - HCII
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Program/Research website : www.learnlab.org
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program Description :
LearnLab at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh has an exciting summer research opportunity available to undergraduate students. This research program encourages applications from students who would like to conduct research in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. This program seeks broad participation, including members of underrepresented groups as defined by the National Science Foundation (African American, Hispanic, and Native American) who may be considering pursuing further graduate study in the learning sciences.
LearnLab's REU program allows talented undergraduates to spend 8 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, or one of our research partners. The REU program aims to make LearnLab's programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to our fields. The REU program supports LearnLab's commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology, education, and psychology leaders.
Applications are encouraged from students who wish to learn to conduct research in a modern academic research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers and experiment in real classroom environments. The REU program will expose students to the excitement and opportunities of a research career. This experience will provide excellent preparation for students interested in subsequently pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. degree. Although students from other years may apply, this opportunity is most fitting for a student at the end of the junior year of undergraduate studies.
Each student will receive a fellowship stipend of $4000 for the eight-week REU program. Food, housing and travel will also be provided. Students will conduct research in an area matched to the interests expressed in the student's application. Guidance and supervision of the research project will be provided by the faculty member as well as, in some cases, a postdoctoral fellow and/or advanced graduate student.
Seminars specific to those participating in the REU program will be held weekly including seminars on graduate admissions and career opportunities in science, education, computer science and engineering. In addition, LearnLab seminars and those held by Carnegie Mellon's Human Computer Interaction Institute and Language Technologies Institute and seminars at Pitt's Language Research and Development Center will be open to the students, giving them exposure to a wide range of research in learning sciences.
REU Program Benefits
There are several benefits that the participating students may receive.
If the student's research in the summer is of high quality and has added value to an ongoing research project, past students have been asked to be a coauthor on the research team's publication on that subject. Addition of publications to the resume of a graduate school applicant always greatly improves the application.
If the quality of the research is high, the faculty member who advised the student would likely be willing to write a letter of recommendation for the student which could be included in a graduate school application.
Research experience in one of the National Science Foundation's premier research centers will be viewed attractively.
Scholarships may be available for graduate research on projects in LearnLab. The student should inquire about these possibilities during the summer.
REU Program Dates : Students will begin their research experience on Sunday, June 2, 2013 with a welcoming reception and information session. The REU program will end on Friday July 26, 2013 with a poster session in the afternoon. Submission of an application indicates that the applicant agrees to be present from June 2 to 4pm, July 26, 2013 inclusive.
Application Deadline: Deadline for applications is February 15, 2013. Students will be informed of our decision by March 1, 2013.
Minimum Requirements : Students should have a minimum of 3.5 GPA out of 4.0 although we will consider students who show by other measures that they are exceptional and who have GPAs over 3.2. Class standing and grades in specific subjects that are close to the field of research will also be considered, as are recommendations.
Number of slots/ positions available : LearnLab can accommodate as many as 10 positions, although in any given year, we may decide to fund less than 10 applicants
Funding Source : National Science Foundation
Partner Institutions : Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Learning
Download : (application form - doc)
Send completed applications to:
LearnLab - Summer Internship Program
c/o Jo Bodnar
3501B Newell-Simon Hall - HCII
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
University of NotreDame - Department of Physics - Application deadline: February 15th
The University of Notre Dame's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which celebrated 25 years in 2011, provides opportunities for undergraduate students to experience hands-on participation in research in many areas of physics. Students are granted stipends, university housing, and assistance with travel and food expenses. Basically, this means that if you are a rising junior or senior, you can come to Notre Dame and work with a professor for ten weeks. You will either help this professor with his or her work, or work on an experiment of your own. The REU program gives you valuable research experience, to help you decide if physics research is right for you. Students who are in those groups traditionally underrepresented in sciences (women, members of underrepresented minorities, and those with disabilities) are particularly urged to apply.
Students will work closely with faculty and graduate students on a variety of current research projects. The summer program not only provides each student direct experience with a specific project but also provides important exposure to all areas of physics research. The program is open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
The program is available only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents unless tuition/support has been arranged through your university or another organization. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
University of Illinois at Chicago - NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates-
Applications due Feb 28th
“ Novel Advanced Materials and Processing with Applications in Engineering ”
The Departments of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) are pleased to announce the availability of ten summer fellowships sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.
P ROGRAM O VERVIEW
• For approximately 10 weeks during the summer fellows take residence at UIC, and conduct research under the supervision of faculty and staff from BioEngineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering.
• Fellows take part in a variety of organized scientific and social events, including seminars, tutorials, workshops, and visits to local industries and attractions.
• Award includes: $4,100 stipend and up to $400 for travel. Up to $1,300 is available for campus housing; this covers the full campus housing expense.
• Program dates: May 28 – August 2, 2013. (A later start date may be arranged if necessary.)
P ROJECTS I NCLUDE
• Atomic Layer Deposition of Novel Multifunctional Nanostructures
• Oxygen Modulation via Microfluidic Devices
• Studying Thermoelectric Oxides using High-Resolution Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy
• Percolation in Engineering
• Protein Engineering of Spectrin Isoforms
• The structure and Chemistry of Solid Surfaces
• Greener Solvent Selection and Solvent Recycling for CO 2 Capture
• Enhanced Spray Cooling in Microelectronics: Nano-scale Textured “Furry Overcoats” are good for Cooling!
• High Pressure Shock Tube Studies of Fuel Combustion Engineering
Projects will utilize state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities.
S ELECTION AND E LIGIBILITY
• Open to students who are not graduating before December 2013. US citizenship or permanent residence is required.
• Selection is based on applicant's academic standing, a brief statement of interest, and two faculty references.
• Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
** Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2013 **
Later applications will be considered if we have space remaining in the program
For more information visit http://www.uic.edu/labs/AMReL/NSF-REU.htm
or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should be mailed to the REU Directors Profs. C.G. Takoudis and G. Jursich, SEO 218, 851 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607-7052 or submitted to email@example.com .
Rutgers REU program in 2013 ( Due: March 1 st )
Review of applications will begin on February 22 ; applicants are strongly encouraged to make sure all materials (including recommendation letters) are submitted by this date. Offers will be made on a rolling basis beginning on or after March 1 .
Research projects will be available in the areas of astronomy, nuclear and high energy physics, and condensed matter physics. This is a brand new REU program.
LA-SiGMA REU: Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Materials Science in Louisiana ( Due: March 1 st )
This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) project is a nine week program where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of materials science projects. Each student receives a stipend of $4,500, free housing in university dormitories, and up to $400 in travel expenses.. Thirty students will be selected, five each at Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, Southern University at Baton Rouge, Tulane University, University of New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana.
Interested in a major that is within the computational sciences umbrella (leaves out few majors as it includes all sciences, mathematics, and engineering) with at least a 2.75 GPA , considering a career in research and/or graduate school in your major, and being a US citizen or permanent resident.
March 1, 2013: Application deadline.
April 1, 2013: Notification of decision.
End of May, 2013 through early August, 2013: Program dates.
The research activities of LA-SiGMA are organized into three Science Drivers:
and the CyberTools and Cyberinfrastructure group.
These are broad, and sometimes overlapping areas where faculty from diverse departments (Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computing Engineering, Biomolecular Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, etc.) collaborate in multidisciplinary projects. Our REU students learn how to use some of the nation's largest supercomputers, may participate in the setup and management of large-scale simulations, and may take on an important role in the analysis and visualization of the simulation results.
For more information and to apply, visit: http://reu.lasigma.loni.org/
This cooperative research initiative is geared toward students in physics and nuclear engineering. There are no citizenship requirements.
Application is always open for any proposed starting date. Suggested deadlines (note: application does not close, continue to apply after the deadline date.):
Summer: February 1
Fall: June 1
Spring: October 1
The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) program is a cooperative research initiative geared toward students working in physics and nuclear engineering applications. Through one- to three-year summer internships, NESLS offers engineering students and faculty on-the-job educational and research opportunities at a multidisciplinary national laboratory.
Lakes Colleges Association/Associated Colleges of the Midwest,
Oak Ridge Science Semester (ORSS) Applications are due by March 1 each year.
There are no citizenship requirements, but applicants must be undergrad students at institutions belonging to either the Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc., or the Associated Colleges of the Midwest.
The Oak Ridge Science Semester (ORSS) enables students to join ongoing investigations at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in research areas as diverse as astrophysics, cell biology, DNA sequencing, genetic mutagenesis, parallel computing, robotics, toxicology, and much more. In their research, ORSS student participants use the sophisticated resources available at the Laboratory, including supercomputers, state-of-the-art electron microscopes, lasers, and analytical instruments such as a fourier transform mass spectrometer and a scanning tunneling microscope. Participants in this fall semester program join one of the research groups at ORNL, with a scientist from the ORNL staff serving as a mentor. This research experience , using the Laboratory's sophisticated resources, is the core of the program. Students are expected to contribute significantly to the design and methodological approach of their research activity, and often find this the most demanding and rewarding experience of their college careers.
We are NOW accepting applicants for our summer 2013 program!.
The IAS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program has a goal of promoting the inclusion of persons with physical disabilities in biomedical science careers through assistive technology development, student and educator support services and research. Our aim is to encourage talented undergraduate students with physical disabilities like you that are interested in biomedical science related careers to engage in laboratory research and enhance your preparation for graduate study.
If selected for this program, you will be paired with a faculty mentor who will work with you to design and conduct a research project on a topic related to their research in biomedical science. In addition, through IAS-specific activities you will have a unique opportunity to actively contribute to an improved understanding of the issues students with physical disabilities face in pursuing a career in biomedical science.
Selection will be based on perceived interest in pursuing a doctoral degree, relevant college coursework and grades, letters of recommendation, and their ability to contribute to the goals of the program.
do I obtain a research experience?
Students obtain research experience in a variety of ways (both on–campus and around the country and globe) – through their professors and department, the National Science Foundation , Discovery Park , for–profit companies, non–profit organizations, and personal contacts.
Click on the links below for information about a variety of Undergraduate Research Experiences and talk to your academic advisor about applying for a research experience.
Physics Research: Centers, Laboratories, and Interdisciplinary Programs
* Center for Sensing Science & Technology
* PRIME Lab
* Birck Nanotechnology Center
* Bindley Bioscience Center
* Discovery Learning Center
National Institutes of Health http://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip
National Science Foundation http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/index.jsp
National Institute of Standards & Technology http://www.nist.gov/hrmd/staffing/studentshome.cfm
Office of Naval Research http://nreip.asee.org/
Department of Homeland Security http://www.orau.gov/dhseducationprograms/
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nuwc/newport/pages/interns.aspx
U. S. Dept. of Energy http://science.energy.gov/wdts/
U.S. Dept. of Energy Global Change Program http://gcep.host.ualr.edu
U.S. Dept. of Energy SURE Program http://www.atmos.anl.gov/GCEP/SURE/index.html
Rochester Institute of Technology http://people.rit.edu/%7Egtfsbi/Symp/summer.htm
American Mathematical Society http://www.ams.org/programs/students/undergrad/emp-reu
Explore Health Careers http://www.explorehealthcareers.org/en/index.aspx
Amherst College Summer Research Programs https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/neuroscience/summerresearch Clark University http://www.clarku.edu/departments/prehealth/preparing/research.cfm
US Dept of Commerce Internship http://see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx?Program=10038
Amgen Scholars Program http://amgenscholars.com
Behavioral Research Advancements in Neuroscience http://www.cbn-atl.org/education/brain.shtml
CalTech MURF Undergrad Research Fellowships http://www.murf.caltech.edu
CalTech Amgen Scholars Program http://www.amgenscholars.caltech.edu
Nanotechnology Summer Internships http://www.nnin.org/
Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program http://www.cleanenergyeducation.org